I have many blogging friends. Like most relationships, blogging relationships wax and wane. You find out that you have things in common with certain people and you bond over that. Maybe people aren’t exactly who or what you thought they were. And that’s okay. Blogging allows for a different kind of relationship: a long distance relationship, if you will.
I know I am probably a “bad blogging friend” in general because I often find it difficult to keep up with everyone’s blog. I do my best to read and at least “like” posts, but I don’t always have time to comment. For that, I feel bad. I know relationships go both ways and why would you keep up on my blog if I don’t keep up on yours?
Anyway, in the last little while, a good blogging friend of mine has pulled away. I know she’s going through a lot right now and while I was there for her, to support her for a while, she still pulled away. I miss her. I’m worried about her. I hope she is okay.
We were pretty good friends… We moved from being just blog friends to becoming Facebook friends (which says a lot because both of us write our blogs under a “pseudonym” and this required us to reveal our real identities). We then even progressed further to exchanging phone numbers and texting each other. There was a time that we contacted each other multiple times a day. Now we never talk.
As I said, I’m worried about her. She has gone from blogging at least once a day, to blogging once in the past 2 weeks. She’s not on Facebook anymore (at least not visibile to me), and she doesn’t reply to my texts. I was relieved to see her blog recently, because I knew that she is “okay.” I hope she’s pulled away because she needs some space to go through everything she is going through right now. I really hope she is okay. I wish I could be there for her, but obviously, she doesn’t need me around. I get it. Sometimes you just need certain things or people and you don’t need others. This blog post is not about how she is no longer in touch with me; it’s about how worried I am about her. It’s about how I hope that she’ll come back and be everything that she was before… as a blogger and as a friend.
Dearest Blogging Friend, if you’re reading this, I’m sure you know who you are. I sincerely hope you are doing okay. I hope you will come back to the blogging world with your usual force and vigour. I Just want you to know that I do think about you often, I hope that you are doing well and that life and its challenges are not too difficult for you right now. You’re in my thoughts often because I care about you and I want things to be better for you. You are a great person, and I’ll be here waiting for you when you “come back.”